Damage done by a rogue wave. Rogue waves are most common in the Agulhas current off the east coast of South Africa, with numerous well documented cases of extreme individual waves, including some striking photographs of damaged ships. Here is shown bow damage received by Norwegian tanker Wilstar in 1974: the combination of pitch motion and a steep incoming wave can cause excessive local structural damage.
French Fishing Vessel 'Alf' in the Irish Sea. The French Fishing vessel Alf during a storm in Irish Sea. The crew of a Royal Navy vessel rushed to the aid of an injured fisherman trapped by bad weather on the Irish Sea.